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Wed Nov 14, 2018, 09:56 AM

CNN - The Florida recount continues, what we need to know today

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"Wednesday is a crucial day. A federal judge will hear arguments in the Nelson claim that Florida's signature match law should be tossed. The law requires people who vote by mail to sign their ballot. That signature must closely resemble the signature first used when they registered to vote. If it doesn't, the vote doesn't count. Nelson's lawyers believe this standard is unfair and disenfranchises a whole host of voters. We may not know immediately how the judge will rule in this case. The hearing could be lengthy -- given the witness list it could go two to three hours. We don't know when the judge will issue his decision, but it is possible that he could hand it down right from the bench. The ruling could provide a big clue as to where these legal battles are headed. A win or loss for either side could foreshadow the direction of all these cases, and as we said before, Nelson needs to win just about everything to have a realistic shot of turning the tide. The signature lawsuit is just one of many lawsuits dealing with similar interpretations or challenges to Florida voter law" (read more)

https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/14/politics/florida-recount-day-5/index.html?utm_source=twCNN&utm_content=2018-11-14T13%3A20%3A08&utm_medium=social&utm_term=image

"My name is FM and I am a Democrat from Broward County Florida" I keep saying that like I am at an AA meeting or something, but honestly it feels like some weird drunken stupor we are living in down here, every single day...

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2018, 11:27 AM

1. I read the article, and read other reports of what the lawsuit is about. I suggest the CNN article

does not describe the Nelson claim thoroughly or well. And in abbreviating the description it dulls the appearance of validity.

Nelson has a point that tossing ballots based on inexpert, subjective signature comparison is unfair. He has two live examples named in lawsuit of people whose ballots were rejected but whose signatures were obviously written by the same person.

I don't know how many ballots were rejected or if the quantity is meaningful....but the point is valid. Especially so in Florida.

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Wed Nov 14, 2018, 12:44 PM

2. K&R

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